Some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Medical Negligence are answered below:
Q: What is Medical/Clinical Negligence?
Medical Negligence (also known as clinical negligence) is where the standard of care provided to a patient by a medical professional under the NHS or in the private sector, falls below the standard that would be considered reasonable by a responsible body of medical opinion and where the patient has sustained an injury as a result of the negligence.
Q: Will I be entitled to compensation?
If you can prove medical negligence on the part of any healthcare professional such as a GP, hospital doctor, optician, dentist, pharmacist, nurse etc, AND you can also prove that this has caused you an injury then you will get compensation.
Q: How much compensation can I claim for my medical negligence claim?
This will depend on a number of things – how severe are your injuries? Have your injuries resolved? How long will your injuries continue? Will you ever recover fully? Did you require care? Did you suffer a loss of earnings? Etc etc. This is just an example of the type of factors which will be taken into account. Each case is different and the amount of compensation will depend on the circumstances of each claim.
Q: How long will my case take?
Each case is different. It will depend on how complicated your claim is and how complex your injuries are. It will also depend on how long the other side takes to accept responsibility for your injuries. Medical negligence claims can take anywhere from 12 months to 5 years or more to complete.
Q: Why should I choose Moosa – Duke Solicitors
All of the solicitors at Moosa-Duke Solicitors are trained specialists in medical negligence. We have a wide breadth of experience and we have assisted victims of medical negligence from all over the country to successfully recover compensation for their injuries and losses.
Q: How do I know if I can claim?
Call us for a no obligation, free initial chat – we will tell you. Click here or call us on 0800 952 0010.